Aoraka/Mount Cook

Towering towards the wide open Mackenzie skies, the mighty peak of Aoraki/Mount Cook draws visitors from all over the world who come to take in its spectacular vista.

The dominating peak stands strong at 3,724 metres (12,218 feet), claiming the title of the tallest mountain in New Zealand.

The national park is named after New Zealand’s highest mountain – Aoraki Mount Cook – a dual name reflecting New Zealand’s Maori and early European culture. Aoraki is the original Maori name which means ‘cloud piercer’. The English name honours the 18th century navigator, Captain James Cook, who first circumnavigated New Zealand and claimed the land for the English Crown.

There are many walking and hiking tracks for the less adventurous that lead to alpine tarns with spectacular views perfect for avid photographers.

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